If you missed any or all of the dynamic and informative Oracle OpenWorld keynotes or some of the interesting and inspiring general sessions or Executive Solution sessions, you can access them at any time, at your convenience. Here's where you'll find them.
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This general session will be one of the highlights of your Oracle OpenWorld experience. Catch a lively panel of Oracle Applications executives early in the week as they talk candidly about why they’re excited about Oracle Applications—and why you should be too. You’ll hear about the newest software releases, the scope of the products, trends in the industry, and future development plans. This session will put you in lockstep with Oracle Applications as you make plans for investments in your business.
Oracle’s JD Edwards product management team has embraced Oracle’s vision for combining innovation and engineering to deliver game-changing solutions that fit. In this session, Lyle Ekdahl, Oracle’s JD Edwards vice president and general manager, showcases the newest JD Edwards 2012 collection, designed with staying power for changing business and technology trends. Beyond the ERP glam and styles, learn how JD Edwards applications are trendsetters in delivering innovative ensembles, positioning you for advancement and success.
Oracle Fusion Applications is a 100 percent open and standards-based set of integrated enterprise applications including HCM; CRM; financials; supply chain; procurement; project portfolio management; and governance, risk, and compliance. This general session provides insight into the current strategy of the product line and a high-level roadmap for each product area.
In this session, hear Oracle E-Business Suite General Manager Cliff Godwin deliver an update on the Oracle E-Business Suite product line. This session covers the value delivered by the current release of Oracle E-Business Suite, the momentum, and how Oracle E-Business Suite applications integrate into Oracle’s overall applications strategy. You’ll come away with an understanding of the value Oracle E-Business Suite applications deliver now and will deliver in the future.
Oracle provides an enterprise product lifecycle management (PLM) solution that manages and optimizes all your product processes across your extended product value chain. Attend this session to learn how Oracle can help you deploy a product value chain solution to systematically manage the quality and profitability of your products across your entire extended enterprise. See how Oracle’s Agile PLM and product information management applications provide a complete solution that enables companies to link and optimize their product and supply processes, from customer needs to portfolio management, design to release, enterprise quality management, and commercialization. Listen to customers discuss how they design, deliver, and profit from the right products delivered to market at the right time
Sponsored by Deloitte
In this general session for the Enterprise Performance Management track, Oracle’s development executives highlight the company’s vision for the EPM system: unifying performance management and business intelligence applications with BI technology. You’ll find out what’s new in Oracle’s EPM solutions, what’s coming in the future, and what the must-see sessions are in the EPM track at Oracle OpenWorld 2012.
Sponsored by Deloitte
In this session, Rick Jewell, senior vice president of Oracle Supply Chain Management Development, describes Oracle’s overall product strategy and roadmap for all supply chain products. The session anchors the entire SCM track and sets the scene for the rest of your week at Oracle OpenWorld. In addition, the presentation shares specific case studies from partners and customers of how Oracle SCM solutions have facilitated a value chain transformation.
In this session, Paco Aubrejuan, Oracle’s PeopleSoft general manager, provides an update on the PeopleSoft family of products and discusses the investment strategy for it. You will hear about the next major PeopleSoft release: PeopleSoft Release 9.2. You will also see live demonstrations of upcoming capabilities that deliver simplicity and drive higher productivity, including new mobile PeopleSoft solutions. And you will learn about planned PeopleSoft investments, such as in the PeopleSoft Update Manager feature of PeopleSoft PeopleTools, that can lower your total cost of ownership. Last, you will understand how PeopleSoft products—coupled with Oracle technology, hardware, and applications—can deliver even greater value to PeopleSoft customers.
Sponsored by Deloitte
This session, focusing on the software as a service (SaaS) application portfolio, is a lap-around session to help attendees understand how Oracle is completely modernizing its entire application portfolio for the cloud paradigm. The presentation explains how the various components fit into Oracle’s overall cloud strategy, including the recent acquisitions of companies such as Taleo and RightNow. It also showcases how customers are betting on the Oracle application portfolio and shares some of their best practices.
Sponsored by CSC
One of the main objectives of this session is to help organizations build their IT roadmap for the next five years and be aligned with the Oracle Applications strategy in general and the Oracle Fusion Applications strategy in particular. Come hear about some of the common sense, practical steps you can take to optimize the performance of your Oracle Applications today and prepare your path to Oracle Fusion Applications for when your organization is ready to embrace them. Each step you take in adopting Oracle Fusion technology gets you partway to Oracle Fusion Applications.
Sponsored by Deloitte
This general session features the latest Oracle Fusion Governance, Risk, and Compliance application updates and showcases the most-recent releases. You will gain an understanding of the challenges of continuously monitoring the activity of cloud-based applications and how on-premises GRC applications can help enterprises stay in compliance with their policies and mandates. In addition, you will get insight into the future of Oracle’s GRC solutions via a general roadmap.
Sponsored by Deloitte
Oracle’s human capital management product family is leading the way with new technology, new products, and new ideas. In this general session, you will learn about the ways Oracle is leading the way into a new forum for doing business. From mobile applications, secure business in the cloud, and support for traditional ease-of-use requirements, see how Oracle is moving applications forward into the cloud, enabling you and your organization to work the way you want to work.
This general session presents the overall vision, strategy, and direction for Oracle Sourcing and Oracle Procurement. An industry luminary discusses the key challenges facing procurement, best practices of industry leaders, and the steps needed to attain world-class performance, and Oracle discusses its solutions and the requirements for success in today’s increasingly complex environment. Attendees will also learn how Oracle Procurement is addressing critical trends such as the cloud, big data, social, and mobile computing.
To succeed in today’s volatile business environment, finance executives need to ensure that their organizations have agile business processes and systems that enable them to maximize the potential of their resources and deliver the results expected by stakeholders. Learn how Oracle continues to invest in all of its financial solutions by addressing the challenges faced by finance and the CFO through the delivery of innovations across its product lines (PeopleSoft, Oracle E-Business Suite, and JD Edwards, in addition to its next-generation Oracle Fusion Financials). Plan to attend this session before you attend other financials sessions: you’ll get an overview of what you can expect for the rest of the conference, including additional sessions, demos, and other activities.
Sponsored by Deloitte
In this session, you will learn more about Oracle Fusion Customer Relationship Management (Oracle Fusion CRM), the most advanced CRM system ever. Oracle Fusion CRM optimizes territories, combines quota management and incentive compensation, integrates sales and marketing, and cleanses and enriches data—all within a single application platform. Oracle Fusion can be configured, changed, and extended at runtime by end users, business managers, IT, and developers. Oracle Fusion CRM can be used from the Web, from a smartphone, from Microsoft Outlook, or from an iPad.
Rapid, accurate decision-making requires access to information and data relevant to the decision at hand. At the project executive level, arriving at the right business decision means synthesizing data involving multiple disparate and critical areas. This project portfolio management (PPM) general session discusses the vital role of analytics in the project management arena and offers a view of the project executive role in the future.
Consolidating databases onto private clouds, utilizing database services in public clouds, deploying engineered instead of manually built systems, and integrating big data into business intelligence applications and dashboards are top priorities for many IT organizations. Oracle Database is fundamental to the success of IT projects such as these, but what can customers anticipate next? Join Oracle Senior Vice President Andy Mendelsohn in this session to learn how the latest innovations from Oracle Database Server Technologies can help accelerate IT projects, protect enterprise data, lower IT costs, and add value to the business.
Sponsored by Deloitte
Oracle Cloud is an enterprise cloud for business. It offers a comprehensive and rich portfolio of services to transform the customer, employee, and organizational experience. With predictable subscription pricing and services expertly managed by Oracle, Oracle Cloud delivers instant value and productivity for business and IT. Attend this session for an overview of the Oracle Cloud strategy and its portfolio of platform, applications, and social and insight services. This session includes demos and customer showcases illustrating features and benefits of utilizing Oracle Cloud.
This session provides an overview of Oracle’s platform as a service (PaaS) offering. Oracle now offers its industry-leading database and application platform as a cloud service. With this offering, developers will get the best of both worlds: the stability and familiarity of running on the class-leading database and application platform technology with all the benefits of cloud deployment, such as no upfront costs, a pay-as-you go model, and capacity on demand. As enterprise adoption of cloud computing accelerates, organizations need a strategy and a plan for moving to the cloud. This session explores best practices for organizations moving to cloud computing.
Most mission-critical enterprise applications rely on a database system. Oracle now offers its industry-leading database system as both a product and a cloud service. A database cloud environment based on Oracle technologies can support mission-critical database deployments; extreme scalability requirements; and efficient, flexible deployment and consolidation of databases. This session discusses current capabilities and best practices used to deploy databases in private cloud environments.
Oracle is investing and modernizing its enterprise management portfolio to help customers manage infrastructure systems and applications in the world of private and public clouds. Oracle customers are seeing the benefits of federated self-service access to complete application stacks, elastic scalability, automated metering, and charge-back from their enterprise clouds. This session shares how customers are leveraging lifecycle management, integrated stack management, and the business-driven application management capabilities of Oracle Enterprise Manager Cloud Control 12c. The presentation discusses Oracle’s IT management strategy and introduces you to some new capabilities inside the Oracle Enterprise Manager product family.
Sponsored by Accenture
In this challenging economic environment, service providers are seeking new ways to grow the top line while improving efficiencies and delivering a differentiated customer experience. In this session, Oracle’s most senior communications industry executive describes how Oracle is creating customer business value and transforming the industry through cutting-edge innovation in software, services, and engineered systems.
Sponsored by Deloitte
The world of consumer goods (CG) has become more complex in an environment of increased variability and uncertainty. CG companies face many challenges, such as product innovation, trade management profitability, rising supply chain costs, retail collaboration, private label proliferation, and the need to go direct to the consumer. In this session, learn about the top business and technology trends at the forefront of CG executives’ minds today and how Oracle’s industry solutions can help you gain a competitive edge. Get best practices from leading Oracle customers and the award winners of the second annual Oracle Consumer Goods Industry Excellence Awards. Winners will share how Oracle’s industry solutions helped them transform their business and drive performance across the enterprise.
This expanded general session for education and research industry customers includes Oracle customers and executives in a series of “fireside chats” that cover the many areas in which Oracle is investing resources that add value for all of its education and research customers. Topics of discussion include The Oracle Academy, product development, industry standards organizations, regulatory and compliance support, integrating the academic enterprise, and more. The discussions also cover examples of how their strategic partnership with Oracle has contributed to the successes of education and research customers, enriched the education curriculum, and helped them maximize their investment in Oracle solutions.
Sponsored by Hitachi Consulting
This session kicks off the Energy and Resources track at Oracle OpenWorld by awarding the annual Oil and Gas Industry Excellence Awards. You will hear from the winners themselves and how they have deployed a new generation of engineered solutions that are helping their companies transform the way the oil and gas sector develops and delivers energy to the world in a safe and cost-effective manner. You will also hear from Oracle Oil and Gas industry leaders and from Hitachi Consulting.
Sponsored by Deloitte
Join the Oracle Financial Services executive team in this general session as they outline their strategy and direction for the banking, insurance, and capital markets. Get an overview of Oracle’s offerings for the vertical and an update on product roadmaps for the coming year, including the launch of some exciting new core products. Hear real-world examples of how financial institutions are leveraging Oracle’s modern, comprehensive solutions to improve risk and financial management, comply with ever-changing global regulations, enhance their product portfolios, and grow the business.
Sponsored by Deloitte
This general session includes a moderated panel of global healthcare experts who share their industry knowledge and health systems’ viewpoint of what is working well around the globe in healthcare, how IT is being adopted to deliver care, and what lessons can be learned based on these success stories. In the session, global healthcare leaders provide information about experiences in the United Kingdom, Asia, the U.S., and Canada. Topics covered include changes in care delivery, health reform, health information exchanges, IT adoption, connected health, and impact of IT implementation in health systems. The panel format enables executives to engage and share with the audience.
Sponsored by Infosys
As high-tech manufacturers position themselves for the next generation of growth, their top priorities will focus on optimizing supply chain performance, transforming service operations, and delivering exceptional customer experiences. This session provides attendees with a strategic overview of Oracle’s solutions that support these initiatives and drive performance improvements for the next-generation high-tech enterprise.
The next generation of automotive, industrial, and defense companies has redefined what it means to be a manufacturer. The cultural shift from product features to customer experiences has fundamentally changed the way manufacturing organizations are structured, managed, and valued. Attend this Oracle Manufacturing general session to learn how the world’s leading automotive, industrial manufacturing, and aerospace and defense companies are leveraging Oracle solutions and partner networks to maximize their returns on product and service innovation, value chain execution, and customer experiences.
Around the world, health sciences is becoming both individually tailored and value-based. Patients want better outcomes—which translates into treatments designed for their individual historical and behavioral characteristics. At the same time, providers are increasingly focused on more-preventive, participatory care. Life sciences and healthcare industry leaders are harnessing big data and social and mobile technologies to integrate data and workflows, from development to care delivery. With robust, secure information accessibility, a new collaborative framework emerges to deliver shorter time to market, better compliance, and lower costs—all while providing the targeted therapies that patients demand. Learn more in this general session.
This general session headlines the Public Sector track. Attend this session to hear Mark Johnson, Oracle senior vice president of Public Sector Sales, present an update on Oracle in government. He will be joined by the track sponsor and speakers to discuss current topics facing governments and how Oracle can help you achieve your organizational goals.
Sponsored by IBM
As a retailer, you know how quickly consumer behavior, your competitive environment, and the technology landscape are changing. To drive profitable growth, you must provide superior experiences for your customers and align those experiences with smarter decisions and processes. What sets the best retailers apart is their ability to align business processes that enable a truly differentiated customer experience. Leading retailers create connected internal and external interactions that put the customer at the center of your decision-making—from planning to execution—on a single enterprise platform, using technology to align roles and connect the cross-channel working environment of retail executives, merchandisers, planners, store associates, and more. Attend this session to learn more.
Sponsored by Tata Consultancy Services
Leading travel and transportation companies are investing in information technology to transform the customer experience, reduce time to market for new products, increase operational efficiency, transform their back office, and comply with regulations. This general session presents an overview of Oracle’s industry solutions for travel and transportation. Find out the winners of the Oracle 2012 Travel and Transportation Industry Excellence Awards, and see how they have used Oracle solutions to position their enterprises for growth.
Sponsored by Accenture
Big data. Information management, analysis, and finding its value. Keeping customers happy and operations more efficient than ever. “Mission-critical” has never been so, well ... critical. Please attend this Oracle Utilities general session kickoff to Oracle OpenWorld 2012. The session discusses the challenges and choices utilities are facing today and the future of innovation from a technology perspective. It also emphasizes the importance of a leading combination of applications, hardware, middleware, partner relationships, and a strategic focus to delivering customer satisfaction and performance excellence.
Oracle Fusion Middleware is the leading business innovation platform for the enterprise and the cloud. Innovative businesses today are utilizing new platform technologies for their enterprise applications—embracing social, mobile, and cloud technologies. Convergence of these three technologies opens the door for business innovation—changing how customers interact, employees collaborate, and IT manages services. Successful adoption requires a comprehensive middleware platform that delivers secure multichannel user experiences, integrates back-end systems, and supports flexible deployment. In this general session, hear how developers leverage new innovations in their applications and customers achieve their business innovation goals with Oracle Fusion Middleware.
This session shows why Oracle Fusion Middleware is the leading innovation platform for today’s new business applications—powering Oracle Fusion Applications with rich capabilities for social, mobile, the cloud, and business analytics. Learn the value Oracle Fusion Middleware provides to Oracle Fusion Applications and existing Oracle Applications. Understand Oracle Fusion Applications’ architecture and the role of Oracle Application Development Framework, Oracle SOA Suite, Oracle Business Intelligence, Oracle WebCenter, and Oracle Identity Management. See how customers have implemented Oracle Fusion Middleware to improve productivity and lower IT costs today with Oracle Applications and lay a foundation for business innovation while getting ready for Oracle Fusion Applications.
In this session, Oracle’s senior business intelligence development leadership discusses the latest innovations and product direction for BI technology and applications. In addition to providing new and exciting product news, the session will serve as your roadmap for all things business intelligence at Oracle OpenWorld 2012. If you are interested in BI, this is a must-attend session that will help you kick off your week and map your BI-related plans for this year’s conference.
Today’s enterprise users have grown up using applications at work, at home, and wherever else they go. Oracle Fusion Applications were designed from the ground up to support this new standard of business built on an industry-leading business innovation platform, Oracle Fusion Middleware. Leveraging Oracle’s HTML 5–, Java-based framework—Oracle ADF Mobile—Oracle Fusion Applications empower the workforce by supporting mobile devices—giving users access to their applications anywhere, anytime. Attend this session to learn more about the mobile applications that extend Oracle Fusion Applications and learn how you can simplify and leverage this common, secure platform to build your own custom mobile solutions.
More than 85 percent of the world’s population is mobile subscribers, so is it any wonder that the members of the workforce expect access to their enterprise applications from their mobile devices? Oracle Applications—including Oracle E-Business Suite and Oracle’s PeopleSoft, JD Edwards, and Siebel product families—are committed to providing a secure path for customers to benefit from the latest technology advances such as mobile. Leveraging Oracle’s HTML 5-, Java-based framework—Oracle ADF Mobile—Oracle Applications offers mobile applications that empower the workforce by extending the enterprise to mobile devices. Learn how Oracle has built new mobile interfaces to existing applications and how you can use the same technology and interfaces to create your own mobile applications.
Sponsored by Intel
Why do customers’ data centers still demand an “assembly required” approach? This necessity proves costly and complex, forces customers to deal with a wide range of vendors for each application, and fails to deliver performance optimization for application and data workloads. Oracle believes that systems (just like automobiles) should be designed and engineered “at the factory” with the goal of reducing customers’ costs and complexity and delivering extreme performance, reliability, availability, and simplicity with a higher degree of automation. Attend this session to learn how Oracle is delivering on this today and how customers are seeing these benefits with the Oracle family of engineered systems:
If you are developing, managing, or planning enterprise Java and business application deployments on Oracle WebLogic Server with Oracle Coherence or Oracle GlassFish Server applications or continue to have deployments of Oracle Application Server, this session will give you the roadmap of how Oracle is evolving this infrastructure to be the next-generation application foundation for its customers to build on in a private cloud setting. In the session, the product management team shares Oracle’s vision, product plans, and roadmap for this server infrastructure and how it will be used in the rapidly maturing cloud infrastructure space. The presentation will help you make key decisions about running your enterprise applications on Oracle’s enterprise Java server foundation.
With the prevalence of smart mobile devices, companies are facing an increased demand to provide access to data and applications from new channels. However, developing applications for mobile devices poses some unique challenges. Come to this session to learn how Oracle addresses these challenges, offering a simpler way to develop and deploy cross-device mobile applications. See how Oracle Cloud enables you to access applications, data, and services from mobile channels in an easier way.
This general session features Oracle Engineering executives discussing how Oracle hardware technology integration enables architectures that run Oracle software with 10x better performance, efficiency, and value. Learn how Oracle’s engineered systems and unique hardware/software coengineering capabilities are delivering significant business results through full-stack IP integration, with truly unique competitive differentiation.
Oracle offers the industry’s most complete and integrated virtualization portfolio enabling organizations to realize benefits beyond simple consolidation as they transform their data centers into flexible cloud-based infrastructures. Join Oracle executives and experts to learn about Oracle’s desktop-to-data-center virtualization solutions, such as the OS, with built-in management integration at all layers that can help you virtualize and manage the complete computing environment, from physical servers to virtual servers and applications. This “don’t-miss” session offers details of the latest product updates and strategy; product roadmaps; integration with enterprise applications; and real-world examples of how Oracle server, desktop, and storage virtualization is benefiting customers.
Oracle Linux, the best Linux for the enterprise, provides a fast, modern, reliable Linux platform trusted by thousands of customers worldwide. Used internally by Oracle’s development and Global IT teams, heavily tested for data center and cloud deployments, and backed by an enterprise-class support program, Oracle Linux is designed for customers running mission-critical applications on Linux.
In this general session, Oracle executives discuss Linux strategy, the roadmap, contributions to the Linux mainline kernel, and what’s in store for upcoming releases of Oracle Linux and Oracle’s Unbreakable Enterprise Kernel. Don’t miss this session.
Enterprises are moving from a traditional data center to an infrastructure as a service (IaaS) model. To help IT adopt this new model, enterprise data centers need the proper tools to help provide new capabilities required throughout the organization without sacrificing performance, security, and overall efficiency.
In this session, learn how Oracle can help you build your IaaS to most effectively utilize virtualization while delivering rapid application deployment and simplified management on the industry’s only hardware architecture optimized for Oracle applications.
This general session, hosted by Markus Flierl, head of Oracle Solaris Core Engineering, goes through the strategy and roadmap for Oracle Solaris. It covers how Oracle Solaris 11 is being deployed in cloud computing and the unique optimizations in Oracle Solaris 11 for the Oracle stack. The session also offers a sneak peak at the latest technology under development in Oracle Solaris and what customers can expect to see in the coming updates. Flierl will be joined by special guests from the core Oracle Solaris team and customers deploying Oracle Solaris 11.
In this session, hear from key storage executives from Oracle’s SAN, NAS, and tape businesses about Oracle’s storage strategy and the exciting developments since last year’s Oracle OpenWorld. Learn why Oracle storage is delivering on the promise to be faster and more efficient for Oracle software and beyond. Discover why Oracle storage is best for your heterogeneous environment and superior for Oracle software.
Mobile and the cloud continue to be hot topics in application development. As demand for applications moves beyond the desktop and onto mobile devices and into cloud environments, you need a strategy that can support today’s demands and adapt to future trends. In this session, you will learn the latest on how Oracle Application Development Framework (Oracle ADF) seamlessly supports development and deployment, from the desktop to mobile to the cloud, and how Oracle Fusion is architected to adapt for the future. The session includes live demonstrations of Oracle Application Development Framework Mobile Client, Oracle Developer Cloud Service, and the latest in UI advances from real customer experiences
This general session takes a look at what’s been new in the last year in Oracle Database application development tools using the latest generation of database technology. Topics range from Oracle SQL Developer and Oracle Application Express to Java and PHP.
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